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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jul 9, 2011 7:48pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

This is a list of complete movie serials here at IA: Note: 3/15/10 Changed link To Jungle Jim to show that the serial has Spanish subtitles. 3/30/10 Fixed link to second copy of Batman serial. Added link to second copy of The Adventures of Captain Marvel. Added links to lone chapters of Batman and Zorro's Black Whip. 4/7/10 Fixed link to The Vigilantes Are Coming. 4/23/10 Added third copy of Flash Gordon. 6/8/10 Added links to lone episodes of Les Vampires and Flash Gordon. Noted removal of Flash Gordon (third copy). Added Adventures of Rex and Rinty. 6/30/10 Added link to The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (second copy). 7/1/10 Noted removals of Batman, Flash Gordon, Flying Disc Man from Mars, Superman serials, and Batman Chapter 7. 7/4/10 Added link to Secret Agent X-9. 8/19/10 Added link to The Lone Ranger. 11/14/10 Added links to lone episodes of The Green Hornet Strikes Again! 2/6/11 Added links to The New Adventures of Tarzan, The Adventures of Rex and Rinty (second copy), The Law of the Wild, and Winners of the West (chapters 1 - 12 of 13). 3/25/11 Winners of the West complete. 8/7/11 Added The Miracle Rider and Fighting with Kit Carson. Ace Drummond Adventures of Smilin' Jack Batman (removed) Batman (second copy) (removed) Battling with Buffalo Bill Burn 'Em Up Barnes Captain America Captain America (second copy) Dick Tracy Don Winslow of the Navy Fighting with Kit Carson Flaming Frontiers Flash Gordon (removed) Flash Gordon (second copy) (removed) Flash Gordon (third copy) (removed) Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe Flying Disc Man from Mars (removed) Holt of the Secret Service Jungle Jim (Spanish subtitles) Junior G-Men Junior G-Men (second copy) Les Vampires Manhunt of Mystery Island Mystery Squadron Radar Men from the Moon Radar Men from the Moon (second copy) Riders of Death Valley Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island Sea Raiders Secret Agent X-9 Shadow of Chinatown SOS Coastguard Superman (removed) Superman (second copy) (removed) Tarzan the Tiger The Adventures of Captain Marvel The Adventures of Captain Marvel (second copy) The Adventures of Rex and Rinty The Adventures of Rex and Rinty (second copy) The Clutching Hand The Fighting Marines The Great Alaskan Mystery The Green Archer The Green Hornet The Green Hornet (second copy) The Green Hornet Strikes Again! The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (second copy) The Law of the Wild The Lone Ranger The Lost City The Miracle Rider The New Adventures of Tarzan The Painted Stallion The Phantom The Phantom Creeps The Phantom Empire The Return of Chandu The Three Musketeers The Three Musketeers (second copy) The Vanishing Shadow The Vigilantes Are Coming The Whispering Shadow The Whispering Shadow (second copy) Undersea Kingdom Winners of the West Zorro Rides Again Zorro's Black Whip Zorro's Fighting Legion Here are lone episodes of movie serials: Batman Chapter 7 (removed) Brick Bradford Flash Gordon, episode 3 Flash Gordon, episode 9 Junior G-Men - Chapter 8 Les Vampires (1915) (episode 1) Les Vampires, episode 1 Les Vampires, episode 2 Les Vampires, episode 3 Officer 444 Shadow of Chinatown: Chapter 12 Shadow of Chinatown: Chapter 14 Spy Smasher Chapter 1 The Green Hornet Strikes Again!: Chapter 1 The Green Hornet Strikes Again!: Chapter 8 The Green Hornet Strikes Again!: Chapter 9 The Hazards of Helen Zorro's Black Whip Episode 2 Zorro's Black Whip - Chapter 12 (see below) Please let me know of errors, and, of course, missing serials!
This post was modified by billbarstad on 2011-07-10 02:48:47

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Poster: BLHAT Date: May 11, 2019 5:15am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

There are over 200 titles of Movie serials , that are Public Domain. That should be here. I know its a lot of data. But the problem is Hoarding and Greed. People are Capitalizing on Keeping these file and selling them as if they had Copyrights. And some ar selling these ovies. I know they put some work into it, but some of these people are charging more than you would pay for a Bluray or 4K disk. These same people are Using poor Business practice of Posting Several Chapters and Then will only sell you the rest. I dont mind paying a little But some of the Prices are Outrageous and then like a recent purchase from one of these Charging a shipping cost so far 7 days and it hasnt left the sellers area. I have Bought some from with no shipping charge that arrived in 3 days. A fair place to Purchase these is 1st_choice_media on Ebay This isnt an Ad for them its a recommendation to those who want a fair price. No one can guarantee you a better quality in these videos, they are all nearly alike with the exception on Menu. There are a couple places that I warned you about that are actually holding these videos and Offering them at much higher prices.

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Poster: orion7x Date: Dec 30, 2018 9:18am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Is there no way to get the whole set of episodes at once? Is the only way to do it episode by episode? Thanks

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jan 7, 2019 10:34am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Sorry for the late reply. Each episode must be downloaded one at a time.

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Poster: Miles Gonzalez Date: Aug 21, 2018 5:01am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

As a movie lover, I'd like to archive iTunes movies to my hard drive so that I can watch them anytime and back up them safely without worrying that we may lose the movies one day. https://www.drmare.com/itunes-tips/move-itunes-library-to-external-hard-drive.html

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Aug 21, 2018 5:18am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Hokey smokes! I looked for my movie serials list after I came back a few years ago. Thanks for finding it!

The link you’ve posted appears to give you a solution to your archiving issue. Don’t know how I can help.

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Sep 30, 2009 11:52am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I've re-uploaded "The Whispering Shadow". http://www.archive.org/details/whispering_shadow_ep1 I'm still having trouble with "The Vigilantes are Coming" audio slipping out sync. In the meantime I believe I'm going to do "The Fighting Marines" next.
This post was modified by Scott Saunders on 2009-09-30 18:52:45

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Sep 30, 2009 1:47pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Great! Thanks!

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Poster: quigs Date: Sep 30, 2009 4:32pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Thank you for all your efforts Scott. Hip hip hooray!

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 30, 2009 8:50pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Thanks for all the serials, Scott. To me, they're a lost art form and I snap them up as soon as you put them up, great stuff. I'm sorry to hear that you have to work so hard to get the audio right. When I convert my files to upload, as far as I know, I don't run into too much of a sync problem, but I'm making divx and they're smaller files, so that may have something to do with it. Was this what you were talking about when you mentioned "interlacing" or "de-interlacing" in an earlier post?

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Sep 30, 2009 9:22pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

This is something all together different. Something is messed up with mpeg2 source. I think I've figured out a solution I just haven't had a chance to to try it yet, and thanks for feedback glad you like the serials.

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Oct 11, 2009 11:35am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I just finished adding "The Green Archer"
http://www.archive.org/details/green_archer_ep1

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 11, 2009 3:17pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Noticed a mistype: Chapter 8 is called, 'Green Archer, The: Chapter 9 - Mirror of Treachery (1940)'.

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Oct 11, 2009 3:52pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Are you sure I'm seeing "Green Archer, The: Chapter 8 - Garr Castle is Robbed"

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 14, 2009 6:05am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I am too. I though you had just fixed it. Seems I was seeing things or...?

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Oct 14, 2009 6:09am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Yeah... I fixed it... I'm sorry I couldn't help it.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 11, 2009 2:03pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Thanks! I'll have to give it a watch.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Apr 5, 2010 1:22am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Hey, what happened to "The Vigilantes Are Coming"? I was going to download it but when I clicked the link it wasn't there. Where did it go?

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Apr 5, 2010 4:57am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I'll have to fix the link. You can find it here.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Jul 5, 2010 1:44pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Do they still make serials anywhere in the world?

If so, could we see this thread, after not being posted on for decades, eventually being modified again?

Though, IA could be defunct in 6 months at this rate.

Has every serial released on DVD been uploaded already? Has anyone checked the sites of Alpha, Mills Creen for potential serials not yet uploaded? How about that recently discovered print of an episode of a serial in a New Zealand film archive?

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Jul 7, 2010 9:54am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Do they still make serials anywhere in the world?

there are still several serials PD not uploaded. Alpha has a few (overland mail, king of the wild, sky raiders, etc.), Mil Creek has the Lone Ranger serial but not sure the quality as well as other RIn TIN serials (available in Wal-mart $5 bin). Only the Serials squadron has quality copy of that one, which would fall under the restored catagory. In words, copyrighted.

I think the chinese are only one who make serials still w. vietnamese subtitles. My asian friends love watching them.

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Poster: BLHAT Date: May 11, 2019 5:31am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Do they still make serials anywhere in the world?

The video itself is actually public Domain. Serial Squadron can try to contest this statement. They will only have rights to there Labor and Disk Menu. They do have to Register with Copyrights and Keep Paying for that Copyright. Otherwise once they sell it to you , its yours.
Copyrights Have to printed on the media with proper registration. You just cant say its Copyright.
I do like that the serial squadron has been Attempting to and Restoring old Media or films. But I draw a line, when things are basically Claimed as some ones express property , when it should be made public.

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Poster: ohjoy! Date: Jul 7, 2010 12:51pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Do they still make serials anywhere in the world?

Are Lone Ranger movie serials and Rin Tin Tin movie serials in the Public Domain? I have those. If someone can assure me that they're Public Domain I'll be happy to upload them. I'll need to see some kind of proof of Public Domain first, though.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jul 7, 2010 1:25pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Do they still make serials anywhere in the world?

Would you list the names of the serials with the years they were released? It would help.

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Poster: archivemovie123 Date: Jul 8, 2010 4:23pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Do they still make serials anywhere in the world?

Lone Ranger Serial 1938

Do you think Mill Creek's Release is PD?

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Jul 8, 2010 8:40am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Do they still make serials anywhere in the world?

sorry only the LR serial is in PD not the LRRA (rides again). Superlist has that renewed but Serial squadron assumes its PD. I'm not sure republic knows that is it renewed as well as Serial squadron.

I hope the LR serial is watchable, all I saw was poor VHS copy, which I refused to copy to DVD.

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Poster: ohjoy! Date: Jul 8, 2010 5:31pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Do they still make serials anywhere in the world?

What I have looks watchable to me, but I'll have to completely reformat them first - I don't know what they'll be like after that, but I don't see why they'd change any.

If someone else has copies ready to upload, they can do it otherwise it'll take me a little bit of time to rip these then reformat them.

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Jul 9, 2010 4:25am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Do they still make serials anywhere in the world?

Great, If they look watchable. I have not seen any other version but samples of restored republics LR serial 1938 from serial squardon. You have to be a die hard LR serial fan to pay that amount for something that is not in Great quality.

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Poster: ohjoy! Date: Jul 15, 2010 4:45pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Do they still make serials anywhere in the world?

I'll upload those in a few weeks - I'm going to time it so that my friend can put them on her website. :)

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Jul 20, 2010 11:09am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Do they still make serials anywhere in the world?

Do you recommend the Mil Creek Lone Ranger DVD set LR serial w. TV epidsodes or not worth any money spend on it.

Thanks

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Jul 8, 2010 8:22am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Do they still make serials anywhere in the world?

Any movie released by Alpha is considered PD. This includes B/W serials. I mean under their studio, not website. The sell other studio like VCI, Fox, columbia. There one needs to look at their listing of Alpha products. few others like king of the wild (mascot), gang busters (universal), tom mix, the miracle rider (mascot, all mascots in PD, because of fire that destroy the studio)
I did check films superlist on the LR serial, it was not renewed. Serials squardon has LR listed as PD as well.

I cannot prove anything to be PD. As far as I am concerned no one can prove anything to be PD after 1923. What if Copyright office did not list the renewal on any of these serials posted by accident??????? In other words, I cannot come up w. any 100 % guarentee that any movie is PD. Read the comment on Mclintok where some is trying to copyright the film.

For dates I will have to do research.

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Poster: gman55 Date: Nov 2, 2009 7:36pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Is Painted Stallion really in public domain?

and is anyone going to post the vigilantes are coming
and robinson crusoe of clipper island?

i heard that these two are in public domain.

p.s. does anyone know if the bold caballero(1936) is public
domain?

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Nov 3, 2009 11:03am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Alpha sells the painted stallion under their label (studio). They sell only public domain under their label. Yes, they sell copyrighted films but those are different studios, not alpha. IA copy is not from alpha.

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Poster: gman55 Date: Nov 3, 2009 2:16pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

so then i can dowload all 12 chapters of stallion with ease.
thank you!

p.s.
is it possible to post robinson crusoe of clipper island
and the vigilantes are coming?
(i saw a public domain list with these titles)

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Nov 4, 2009 6:43am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Scott saunders is working Viglantese are coming. I do not own a copy of Robinson curusoe. i tried to get the LD but was outbidded.

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Poster: archivemovie123 Date: Jan 21, 2010 12:04pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

A big thank you to anhmike for been putting up the MPEG2s of FlamingFrontiers. Do you have a rough idea when the rest of the chapters will be uploaded?.

Thank you so much!

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Jan 21, 2010 12:18pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I hope this Saturday, so look 4 it Sat pm. or sunday. I do not do it from home but a place w. fast upload. Hope to have riders of death valley up to soon as well. I'm planning to upload the DT dilemma and Cuball? Mepg2 since NO Mepg2 R up.

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Poster: archivemovie123 Date: Jan 25, 2010 1:11pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Thank you so much!They are excellent!
What kind of capture device did you use? Are These sourced from DVD or VHS?

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Jan 25, 2010 1:18pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

they r transferred from VHS using a video stabilizer to DVR. Much better than alpha, which copies were compressed to fit on DVD9 and their catalogue, but Probably not as good as VCI/serial squadron.

I will post Tom mix (mascot serial) but the quality is less due to serial @lp VHS.

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Poster: archivemovie123 Date: Jan 26, 2010 7:32am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Your copy is so much better quality than alpha. Do you have any copies of youngeagles or adventures of flying cdets?

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Jan 26, 2010 8:18am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

No. I'm not sure about Young Eagles and probably not on flying cadets. I copied most of my serials from a friend's late father's serial collection. Therefore I would have to obtain the VHS and transfer. And that takes $$$$ to obtain the VHS. Transfer is free.

I have heard the young eagles was not very good. There are a few more PD that I have not transferred either because the source is poor, i.e. queen of the jungle and winners of the west (story rummored 2B not gud).

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Jan 28, 2010 11:09am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I've change my mind about the winners of the west and Jungle queen (source in not GUD). However, I cannot get to them until after april 15. I will attempt to get flying cadets if it is cheap enough. I check the serial sqadron reviews on some of this. If I see young eagles I'll p/u. I know that mill creek put out a 3 serial pk on John Wayne serials. No promises on anthing.

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Poster: archivemovie123 Date: Jan 29, 2010 7:55am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Thank you so much for considering those two serials.
If they work out that would be wonderful, but if not
I completly understand. Thank you for all of your great MPEG2s.

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Jan 29, 2010 9:43am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I generally go by the serial squadron reviews and if they R decent serials then I will consider getting them. If the reviews R poor, then why bother.

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Poster: archivemovie123 Date: Jan 29, 2010 12:41pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I have heard of the Serial Squadron and just checked them out. They have a lot of great info and neat rare serials. I came across their polls from members on universal serials and they mentioned the Flying Cadts http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/281545/results

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Jan 28, 2010 10:30am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Dick Tracy's Dilemma MPEG2 format.

http://www.archive.org/details/dick_tracys_dilemma

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Jan 28, 2010 10:54am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

thanks save me some time, because one I tried the mpeg2 would not work. Glad I did not do it. Hope to post some more serials on Sat.

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Jan 30, 2010 1:16pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Riders of the death valley and sea raiders, plus the complete E1 of Vigilantes---R up. The E1 of Vigilantes got cut off, but now fixed

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 3, 2010 4:58am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Just wondering -- Why did you put Sea Raiders and Riders of Death Valley into the Ourmedia section instead of Feature Films?

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Feb 3, 2010 8:30am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

look all I did was hit share when i was in feature films. And that is the location came out that way. Is there and extra step I do not know of? Does it really matter?

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 3, 2010 9:14am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Ourmedia isn't in Open Source Movies, where Feature Films, other movies, and Classic TV reside. When we finally get a moderator again, he/she won't find the files without a note in the forum. There's no extra step involved in posting to Feature Films and it's no big deal.

Try searching for your movie serials from the Feature Films page and you'll see what I mean.

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Feb 3, 2010 10:05am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

yeah I noticed that any suggestions as to how to put it into the feature films to start w.???

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 3, 2010 10:25am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

They should go into Open Source Movies when you start from the Feature Films homepage. I don't know what could have caused them to be put into Ourmedia. Weird thing have been happening with uploads, but I haven't seen this happen before.

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Feb 3, 2010 10:31am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

yeah, I thought it was weird too. I am in feature films website when I do it. I guess we entered the twilight zone.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 11, 2010 5:29am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Uploads are being moved to their proper places now. You should post in the forums about Sea Raiders and other serials so that they get moved.

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Poster: Detective John Carter of Mars Date: Feb 11, 2010 10:08am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

filetype> ourmedia accidents can be fixed/moved.

but bliptv is for on purpose vlogs.

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Poster: archivemovie123 Date: Feb 2, 2010 9:14pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

All of the ones you just posted look great the quality is excellent and the stories look neat.

I did notice that Chapter 4 of SeaRaiders does not seem to be working with the IA player or when the MPEG2 is downloaded. It flashes a few opening frames and then stops.

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Feb 3, 2010 8:37am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Yes, chapter 4 is bad. I'll work on it and try get it up by or on Saturday. My external hard drive was having issues receiving the files from laptop.

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Feb 4, 2010 8:36am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I upoaded the file that works and tested it before uploading. too early to tell if a problem occurred in uploading.

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Poster: archivemovie123 Date: Feb 5, 2010 12:37pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Works great! No Problems with Chapter 4.

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Poster: moonlight99 Date: Oct 23, 2013 8:26pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I have just free tried Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate, no such problem exist, good tool for solving my questions.

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Nov 15, 2013 3:16pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Hi, Everybody, If any of you have a Roku box http://www.roku.com/meet-roku I've created my own channel Dieselpunk Industries TV, and I'm going to be putting up all the public domain movie serials I can get a hold of, along with most of the movies and stuff you can find here at the archive. dieselpunkindustries.com http://www.roku.com/channels/#!details/33787/dieselpunk-industries-tv Thanks, Scott
This post was modified by Scott Saunders on 2013-11-15 23:16:40

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Jan 21, 2010 5:12am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Batman isn't p.d.

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=240505

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jan 13, 2010 3:39pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Great, thanks!

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Poster: quigs Date: Jan 16, 2010 10:13am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I think Capt' America is complete. I just look up on the search and it showed the complete serial.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jan 16, 2010 11:44am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

There is one complete Captain America listed. The other only has 13 of 15 episodes.

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Jul 7, 2010 6:18pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Serials out of sync.

Before I upload "Adventures of the Flying Cadets", Is there anybody else who's having trouble with the HiRes MPEG4's being out of sync? I've been told that "The Green Hornet Strikes Again!", "Secret Agent X-9", and "Dick Tracy" are out of sync. I'm guessing it's an isolated incident, and all issues related to this are from the same preson. But just to be on the safe side I've checking all the original HiRes versions, with multiple media player and I can't recreate the problem. If anybody else has a problem please let me know.

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Poster: goatherd Date: Jul 9, 2010 6:06am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Serials out of sync.

Scott, I tested Secret Agent X-9 Chapter 1 mp4 with several media players with varied results.
SMPlayer, VLC and AVS Media Player all played that file OK.
Windows Media Player Classic and the stock Windows Media Player were both badly out of sync.

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Poster: archivemovie123 Date: Jul 12, 2010 2:07pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Serials out of sync.

Hi Scott

For your info

I just wanted to let you know that I downloaded all of the Holt of the Secret Service chapters you uploaded, and they worked great.

I even took and ran them through AnyVideoConverter to turn them into easy MPEG2's I needed and they worked great.

Both your uploaded MPEG4s and my converted MPEG2s remainded in PERFECT sync.

I have tested all your Mpeg4s in Quicktime and except for the ones I've mentioned, no trouble at all.

I don't know if this means anything, but I did run the Fighting Marines chapters through my converter and they became completly out of sync. Maybe it's the tail of footage at the beginning from the previous serial that throws it off. I don't know, but whatever you did with Holt of Secret Service worked great for me.

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Poster: archivemovie123 Date: Jul 10, 2010 7:02am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Serials out of sync.

I did have a problem with the first chapter I downloaded of Secret Agent X-9. The highres MPEG4 was out of sync, but all the other chapters of that serial looked fine. All The Green Hornet's look good to me.
This post was modified by archivemovie123 on 2010-07-10 14:02:59

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Poster: ohjoy! Date: Jul 8, 2010 5:37pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Serials out of sync.

which green hornets are you looking at? URL please? All the ones I've seen are so badly out of sync it's almost like watching those old kung fu movies...only worse...

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Sep 20, 2009 9:15pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Update on new serial uploads

All,
Something happened to The Vigilantes are Coming encode the audio slipped out of sync at some point so I'm re-encoding those. In the meantime. I've shifted some stuff around and I've got a second computer that I'll be dedicated for encodes only. I've encoded The Whispering Shadow and I'll be uploading it probably sometime this week, along with The Vigilantes are Coming after it's been re-encoded.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Sep 20, 2009 11:32pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Update on new serial uploads

I uploaded an alternate copy of Chapter 12 from Zorro's Black Whip. It still has some distortion on the soundtrack but not as much of the echo.

http://www.archive.org/details/ZorrosBlackWhip-Chapter12TrailOfTreachery

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Poster: Jungle Jane Date: Sep 21, 2009 8:43am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Update on new serial uploads

Thanks Vedio-Cellar your efforts are very much appreciated. And thanks again to Scott for the original upload.
This post was modified by Jungle Jane on 2009-09-21 15:43:28

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Poster: quigs Date: Sep 21, 2009 7:38pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Update on new serial uploads

Hear hear.

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Poster: archivemovie123 Date: Sep 22, 2009 1:51pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Update on new serial uploads

Thank you for all your efforts!

You know, I was watching the different chapters of Holt of the Secret Service and they look great, although they kind of look like they are from a later copy that may have been broadcast on television. Is that true? If so is it alright to upload that kind of version?

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Poster: archivemovie123 Date: Sep 28, 2009 10:05am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Update on new serial uploads

Thank you so much for everything!

Where did you get your copies of most of the serials including, Holt of the Secret Service, that you upload, VHS or DVD?

The picture quality is great and it looks like Holt is a version that was edited for television. I didn't know it was okay to upload any TV versions. Is that generally alright?

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Oct 13, 2009 8:23pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Update on new serial uploads

All the serials I post are mpeg 2s derived from VOB or DVD source material. As far whether or not any of these were ever edited for television I don't know. Where I get them from is tricky. I find dealers from all over the internet and see what they have. Lot's of times I order different copies from different dealers because some copies have been really low quality. The ones that are the best quality and in the public domain will end up here at some point, I hope.

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Poster: danph36 Date: Jun 10, 2010 6:21pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Secret Code PD or not?

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 3, 2010 12:39pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I downloaded the 3 missing episodes (2, 4, & 8) of Manhunt of Mystery Island from www.blip.tv and just uploaded them here.

Manhunt of Mystery Island, Chapter 2
Manhunt of Mystery Island, Chapter 4
Manhunt of Mystery Island, Chapter 8

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Poster: Detective John Carter of Mars Date: Mar 15, 2010 5:32am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

you need release notes on this, like what changed since the last time you bumped

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Mar 15, 2010 5:47am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

done.

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Poster: Detective John Carter of Mars Date: Mar 15, 2010 6:31am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

thx!

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 8, 2010 5:43am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I downloaded missing episodes 1 & 10 of Captain America from www.blip.tv, and uploaded them here. That takes care of the partially uploaded serials!

Captain America, Chapter 10
Captain America, Chapter 1

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Sep 7, 2009 1:32pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Here a couple of serials I'm working on for this week. The Vigilantes are Comming and Phantom of the Air., and has any one here heard of the The Adventures of Captain Africa. It was supposed to be a sequel to The Phantom (starring Tom Tyler), but Columbia found out it's rights to the comic strip has expired, and King features wanted more money than Katzman wanted to pay to renew so Columbia recycled footage and costumes to make. Captain Africa

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Sep 7, 2009 4:35pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I haven't heard of any of these, but they look like fun! Are the movies and serials at ACM copies from here at IA or are they made from your copies? I'm wondering because some of the movies you list are of poor quality here, and I'd like to see better.
This post was modified by billbarstad on 2009-09-07 23:35:09

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Sep 7, 2009 5:30pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Bill,

Can I call you Bill?

The movies that I use for ACM were either pre-existing at the AI that I would download (usually the MEPG2) version, and re-encode as MPEG4. Then re-upload them to the AI. I can do the de-interlacing and dual pass encodea that the AI can't do due to the volume of content they have to encode. I do that because I can get better get better quality out of an MEPG4 H.264 encoded from it's parent MPEG2 by de-interlacing and de-noising the signal and other stuff that involves witchcraft, and the occasional animal sacrifice, I find that goats work best.

I also find better prints than the ones available at the AI. "Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon", and the "39 Steps" are an example of better prints I found that I encoded and uploade to the AI.

http://www.archive.org/details/secret_weapon
http://www.archive.org/details/the39steps_ipod

I've also uploaded the original version of movies like "My Man Godfrey" (which I need to re-encode) ,

http://www.archive.org/details/my_man_godfrey

some of the "Lum and Abner" movies, and almost all of the serials.

So in a really long answer to your question. I use the AI to host the movies for my podcast... but only if I've encoded, or re-encoded, and then uploaded or re-uploaded them.

Oh and one other thing while I'm thinking about it. I also upload three additional files an HTML, SWF, and SML. Those make up a flash based movie player I made, and that lets me make stuff like the "Zorro Rides Again" player that I've linked to below.

http://archiveclassicmovies.com/zorro_rides_again/

So if I'm honest. the AI and ACM are combination of big playground and media lab for me.

Sorry for the long windedness of my reply, I'm sure the answer to your question is in there somewhere.
Scott

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jul 9, 2011 10:12pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

hi scott, just went over to your site. nice looking site it is. when i went to play movies the links to the archive.org file was broken because they are server specific and not permalinked. just thought you might want to know that.

jeff

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 7, 2009 9:10pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Wow, I gotta say that though this stuff is a bit above and beyond my simple knowlege, I have to say I find this stuff very interesting. I have no idea what interlacing is so I hope you can give me the "explanation for dummies". The material I upload is taken from old vhs copies I have in my collection that I've transferred to dvd-r, then I convert it to DivX with DivX Author. Billbarstad has often noted in his reviews of my uploads the video quality, good, bad, or otherwise. The fact is, when he noted on one upload that the video quality was poor, truth to tell, I wasn't too crazy about it either. The source material wasn't that great to begin with. I only know how to upload the source material. If I knew a way to improve on it, I'd go for it. I sure would like to learn more about converting video files as I know I'm far from being an expert.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 17, 2009 4:29pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

A late response, but I just saw your post:

I hope that you realize when I review any movie here - not just yours, what I say about video quality is meant to let people know what to expect before they download. I make a point not to criticize the contributor, unlike some reviewers. Those of us who post movies here are making a selfless act and, generally speaking, do the best we can with the materials and software we have. And, yeah, video encoding has a learning curve. Took me many months to get good at it, but I wasn't doing it that often, either. I've re-uploaded movies to provide better quality after having learned more. I wish I had the time and bandwidth to re-encode and re-upload some others. I'm glad you have been able to contribute movies (especially the hilarious 'The Eye Creatures' - oh yes, I said it!), and I hope you can continue to contribute.

I'm guessing that you use a Windows machine, so I can't help you with tips and the like.

Interlacing was created to display video on CRTs and minimize the number of frames broadcast. Interlacing refers to a common method for painting a video image on a display by displaying each line or row of pixels. This technique uses two fields to create a frame. One field contains all the odd lines in the image, the other contains all the even lines of the image. what you get when you rip a interlaced movie is horizontal lines appearing in the video, especially noticeable during motion. I use a program that allows for de-interlacing, which slows encoding. You don't always know if your source material is interlaced, so it's trial and error or always choosing de-interlacing during encoding.

Dual pass encoding is great for getting high video quality at a lower (1500kbps or below) bitrate. A lower bitrate often yields a smaller file.

The H-264 MPEG4 video codec is, in my opinion, currently the best for quality and small size, but requires more computing power, thus taking longer that other MPEG4 codecs.

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Poster: fedupwithgarbage Date: Sep 11, 2009 11:04am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

guyzilla:

I, for one, appreciate your honesty in admitting that you are confused about how to make sure that your uploads are of the best quality that you could possibly do. As a lot of the videos here at IA demonstrate, many do not care. They just want to be the "first" to haphazardly put something up and are not concerned with quality. Others have a "Let them eat cake!" mentality and just want to throw the menial masses some crumbs. It's refreshing to see that Scott Saunders does not fall into either of those categories. You can tell that he actually cares about the quality of his uploads. (Even though I'm not a big fan of MP4's.)

As Scott says, the processes involved in creating a good quality video are complicated. However, it's not impossible if one takes the time to do a little research beforehand.

Many years ago, I started reading at a website now called videohelp.com (back then they were vcdhelp.com). They have some great, in depth, step-by-step, tutorials on ripping, capturing, and converting video using a wide variety of different software and hardware. You will find that a lot of it is trial and error. Sometimes the software and/or the hardware gets it wrong. It's important that you be able to spot this and try something different.

Good luck and looking forward to great videos from you.

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Poster: skybandit Date: Sep 11, 2009 11:59pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Thanks for the info. I'll be trying my first upload soon. Wish me luck.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Sep 7, 2009 6:34pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Well thanks for the answer and other info. I do some of that voodoo you mention, too, before uploading. And yes, you can call me Bill.

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Sep 12, 2009 10:57am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I hope the copy of vigilantes are coming is better than the VCI VHS, which is probably what Alpha used. I know they use VHS for holt of secret service.

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Poster: Ron Petersen Date: Jan 14, 2010 5:28am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I am working on producing a hosted show on television and or the internet which will be centered around old mostly public domain Serials. I want to start with Radar Men from the Moon, Zorro's Black Whip, Captain Marvel, and the Return of Chandu to start off the first season. Most the quality on here is kinda ok but not broadcast quality with the heavy compression. I think I only found one that was livable quality. I am trying to find someone that might have access to either high quality film to get a clean recording from or has high quality minimally compressed video. This is a very low budget what I call a pocket change budget show. Any help and suggestions would be welcome.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jan 24, 2010 4:07pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Chapter 5 stops playing at about 9:38 into the chapter. You'll notice that the MPEG4 is only about half the size of that of other chapters.

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Jan 25, 2010 11:01am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I fixed the Chapter 5 issue.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jan 24, 2010 1:23pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Downloading it now, and noticed that all links on The Vanishing Shadow pages to Chapter 3 bring up Chapter 4.

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Jan 24, 2010 1:30pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Thanks, Fixing them now.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jan 24, 2010 1:19pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Fantastic! Love ya, man!

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Jul 4, 2010 8:53am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Dick Tracy Updated

And while I'm here I've also updated the HiRes mepg4s on Dick Tracy.

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Poster: ohjoy! Date: Jul 6, 2010 9:23pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Dick Tracy Updated

I've noticed that some of the Dick Tracy Serial copies are badly out of sync - the sound isn't matching up with the picture at all - not even close.

The same with The Green Hornet series. I tried to copy and upload my copy, but still badly out of sync.

Is there a fix for this?

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Jul 7, 2010 4:05am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Dick Tracy Updated

Which version are you viewing? Mpeg4 or the oggs?

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jul 7, 2010 5:09am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Dick Tracy Updated

I'd remove the derivatives that are out of sync, and save yourself and viewers a headache.

I've found that a single-pass AVC/AAC encode at a high bitrate (1500kbps/160kbps) produces files from which IA's software can make derivatives properly.

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Poster: ohjoy! Date: Jul 7, 2010 12:48pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Dick Tracy Updated

all of them! The one in the player is ogg, and it's out of sync too, but when I download each and every file available they all play out of sync, esp the Green Hornet ones.

If you know where there are some other files for this series available for uploading, let me know, I'll grab those.

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Poster: Jungle Jane Date: Jul 8, 2010 8:12am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Dick Tracy Updated

I've tested the green hornet and green hornet strikes again and the mp4s play fine for me in three different players.

Maybe you should try a different player.

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Poster: DJason Date: Jul 7, 2011 8:54pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Two late additions for the list:

Fighting With Kit Carson:
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=fighting%20with%20kit%20carson

and

Miracle Rider
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=%22miracle%20rider%22

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jul 9, 2011 9:11pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Added. Thanks.

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Feb 15, 2013 2:38pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Hi everybody it's been a while. I've been going through my serials collection and I've already posted this list in the features film section with no luck. I've got 45 serials that I am unsure about their PD status. Can somebody help with a PD check, or can somebody point me in the right direction on how to do these checks myself? The list is as follows.

Radar Patrol vs. Spy King
Hop Harrigan
The Invisible Monster
The Mysterious Pilot
Gunfighters of the Northwest
Adventures of Captain Africa
The Purple Monster Strikes
The Masked Marvel
Adventures of the Flying Cadets
The Secret Code
Federal Operator 99
Mandrake the Magician
Man with the Steel Whip
The Spiders Web
King of the Forest Rangers
Perils of the Wilderness
Panther Girl of the Kongo
The Iron Claw
The Lost Planet Conqueror of Space
Ghost of Zorro
Trader Tom of the China Seas
Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion
Dangers of the Canadian Mounted
Scouts to the Rescue
Mysterious Mr. M
The Monster and the Ape
G-Men Never Forget
Perils of the Royal Mounted
The Phantom of the Air
Perils of Nyoka
G-Men vs. The Black Dragon
The Spider Returns
Black Widow
The Royal Mounted Rides Again
Pirates of the High Seas
Zombies of the Stratosphere
The Valley of Vanishing Men
Bruce Gentry
Chick Carter Detective
Commando Cody Sky Marshal
Fighting Devil Dogs
Jungle Girl
Mysterious Island
Mysterious Dr. Satan

Thanks,
Scott

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Poster: Black Commando Date: Nov 1, 2014 9:56am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I would like to know too if these movies are public domain because you've got quite a collection. I would like to see some of the movies you have. Mark

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Nov 1, 2014 10:52am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

From what Iv'e been told most of these are not public domain. I think archive.org has almost all public domain movie serials available. I have haven't been uploading any of my new stuff here since we can no longer do FTP uploading. I'm in the process of adding all my serials to my own site. http://www.dieselpunkindustries.com/serials/

I think I might have some that are not at archive.org.

Thanks,
Scott

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Nov 2, 2014 10:22am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

if you contact us at info@archive.org we may be able to help with bulk uploading.

we appreciate feedback so please let us know why neither of the browser uploaders work for you?

thanks.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Jun 8, 2010 5:02pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: The Longest Non-Deadhead Thread At The Internet Archive

It's almost become an IA meme!

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jun 8, 2010 7:19pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Longest Non-Deadhead Thread At The Internet Archive

On June 8, 2110, billbarstad announced that he will no longer be updating this post as at this time all the existing serials are pd and have been here at IA for some time. One possible prediction.:)

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Jun 10, 2010 3:36pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Longest Non-Deadhead Thread At The Internet Archive

To be honest, I think serials will make a comeback sometime in the next few decades. So, in theory, this thread could last longer.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jun 9, 2010 7:43am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Longest Non-Deadhead Thread At The Internet Archive

You're about as accurate as Criswell, Chris! Oh, 2110. Well, yeah.
This post was modified by billbarstad on 2010-06-09 14:43:03

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jun 9, 2010 6:26pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Longest Non-Deadhead Thread At The Internet Archive

Just call me CHRIS-well!

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jun 9, 2010 7:37pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Longest Non-Deadhead Thread At The Internet Archive

Is your hair all white and wavy with a curl in the front, too?

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jun 9, 2010 11:00pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Longest Non-Deadhead Thread At The Internet Archive

No, but what I've got left is graying up real fast.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jun 9, 2010 8:40am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Longest Non-Deadhead Thread At The Internet Archive

By 2039, only infomercials will be shown on TV. Movies will consist solely of CGI cartoons by 2044. Internet sites like The Internet Archive will be the only sources of comedy and drama entertainment. How's that for a prediction?

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jun 9, 2010 8:54am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Longest Non-Deadhead Thread At The Internet Archive

"Movies will consist solely of CGI cartoons by 2044."

It's likely to come much sooner than that, I'm afraid. That's why I rarely watch anything newer than, oh, 1970...

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jun 9, 2010 6:33pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Longest Non-Deadhead Thread At The Internet Archive

By then, no real actors, and all the voices will have been "sampled" from previous motion pictures, television shows, and sound recordings. All motion pictures will come from some guy at a keyboard, if there's any keyboards by then.
This post was modified by guyzilla on 2010-06-10 01:33:33

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Jun 30, 2010 4:09am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Making films/serials/etc

I promise that, if I'm still alive (I was born in 1990), I hope to make films using a 35mm camera and a bunch of actors/actresses/extras.

It's my dream to be a low budget film director some day, but I'm worried that I don't have the money or talent.

If I win the lottery and make a movie that turns a profit, I promise to make new serials so this thread can be revived (if IA still exists then, which is unlikely).

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Poster: DJason Date: Jun 30, 2010 8:09am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Making films/serials/etc

Shoot digital, you can post-process it to look like film if you really want.

And you don't need to win the lottery - Monarch of the Moon shot for $75,000, which was a huge jump over Destination Mars, which shot for $6,000. :)

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jun 9, 2010 7:39am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Longest Non-Deadhead Thread At The Internet Archive

It's alive! Alive! Hee, hee, hee...

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Oct 24, 2009 9:40am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

sos 12 and painted stallion 1-6 up on Sat a.m. collect em all.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 24, 2009 10:55am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Cool.

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Poster: quigs Date: Oct 11, 2009 7:12pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I saw this serial last time 51 years ago at Satuday Matinee thanks you so much. (The Green Archer)

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Feb 14, 2010 10:15am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Flamming frontiers is all there. Stop use that stuff. It is effecting you cognative skills. And illegal too. Try doing a search through all media.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 14, 2010 11:58am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Impertinent whippersnapper! It's fixed. Dagnabit!

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Feb 15, 2010 4:39am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

ya, I love you too.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jun 30, 2010 7:23pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Some have been removed

Since you seem to be updating this thread every time there is something new added (and doing a good job of it), you might consider deleting the links to stuff that's been removed. I noticed some of the "Flash Gordon" stuff has been taken down, I don't know what all else though.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jun 30, 2010 7:41pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Some have been removed

I'll check the links again. Thanks for the heads up.

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Oct 23, 2009 10:37am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Sos coastguard is all there except ch 12. Try "SoS coast guard" and "Sos coastguard". Some times my brain is not all that alert to chatch typo on SAT a.m. Upload day. Hopefully Ch 12 goes up this weekend. Along with Painted Stalion ep.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 23, 2009 11:08am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I looked further, but all I found was extra chapters of 2 & 8. I got a more complete list by using sos chapter serial as search terms. I tried other search terms, but couldn't find chapters 1.

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Oct 23, 2009 3:43pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

the extra chapter 2 is 1 look at the file sos 1. That was the first one I upload and the directions for uploading are not clear. So mistakes were made. if there is a way of editing or links it I would do it .

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 23, 2009 6:59pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Cool. If the 'Edit Item' link under Resources on the left of the page is no longer there, all that you can do is create a Forum post asking that the title be changed. Right now, nothing would be done, since we don't have a moderator. I'd recommend waiting until we have a moderator before posting, otherwise it might get lost in among all the posts.
This post was modified by billbarstad on 2009-10-24 01:59:30

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Poster: phlogiston13 Date: Oct 23, 2009 11:41pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

ok im sticking my neck out here, i no we dont plug other sites here, but i just downloaded Sos12 from FOM and a week ago Zombies of the Stratosphere came from icefilms.i hope im not out of line, but i assume everyone likes collecting these old goodies as much as i do.apologies in advance if im out of line

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Poster: lbines Date: Feb 14, 2010 9:32am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Just checking to verify if The Batman and Superman listed here are truly in the public domain. While I am a devoted fan, I'd like to know if they should be here or not. Thanks



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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 14, 2010 9:57am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

The Batman serial isn't PD. I don't know about the Superman serial, but I doubt it is PD.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 4, 2010 11:38am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I downloaded the missing chapter 5 of The Three Musketeers from www.blip.tv too, and just uploaded it.

The Three Musketeers, Chapter 5

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Poster: Noah 8-? Date: Apr 27, 2010 9:10am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

HiYa folks....
Love these movie serials from yesteryear. After a full day of experimentation, sketching, finalizing, more developing.... man whatta relief to kick back with some fluff and nonsense.

Anybuddy ever heard of a Red Ryder an' Little Beaver Serial being available?

Gotta go - duty calls - - - - - again.
Noah 8-?

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Poster: quigs Date: Aug 29, 2009 10:32pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I hate to be an old poop about this, but the serial Capt. America is out badly out of whack in sound and picture. I was watching chp. 13 and the sound of gunfire comes at least 2 or 3 seconds after you see the muzzle blast. What are they using-silencers or delayed (very delayed) gunshots.

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Poster: SKIP-VISION Date: Mar 23, 2012 1:19pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Winners of the West. Chapter 3 is missing

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Aug 30, 2009 12:27am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

It looks like these are the copies that originated as podcasts on ITunes. I downloaded one of the Itunes QT videos and found the same problems.

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Poster: quigs Date: Aug 30, 2009 8:08am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

A pain in the -neck isn't it?

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Poster: fedupwithgarbage Date: Aug 30, 2009 10:28am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Hang in there guys. I believe help is on the way thanks to Scott Saunders. He's in the process of getting some good copies of Captain America.

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Poster: quigs Date: Aug 30, 2009 2:13pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

That is a good thing. Thank you Scott.

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Sep 1, 2009 4:30pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

24 of the Serials listed above were uploaded by me, and put into the archiveclassicmovies.com podcast, also by me. You mentioned there was problem. Could you elaborate on what that problem might be so I can see if I can fix it.

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Jul 4, 2010 8:54am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Happy 4th of July - Secret Agent X-9 Added

I just added the 1945 version of "Secret Agent X-9", and when I say I just added I mean, exactly that. Hopefully by the time any of you read this Chapters 8-13 will have finished the derivation process and you'll be able to access them, and enjoy some old fashioned Nazi butt kicking for the 4th. Thanks, S Chapter 1 - Torpedo Rendezvous Chapter 2 - Ringed by Fire Chapter 3 - Death Curve Chapter 4 - Floodlight Murder Chapter 5 - Doom Downgrade Chapter 6 - Strafed by a Zero Chapter 7 - High Pressure Deadline Chapter 8 - The Dropping Floor Chapter 9 - The Danger Point Chapter 10 - Japanese Burial Chapter 11 - Fireworks for a Deadman Chapter 12 - Big Gun Fusillade Chapter 13 - Zero Minute
This post was modified by Scott Saunders on 2010-07-04 15:49:01
This post was modified by Scott Saunders on 2010-07-04 15:54:06

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jul 4, 2010 8:56am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Secret Agent X-9 Added

Woo Hoo!

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Poster: Blade_Runner Date: Jul 4, 2010 8:03pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Secret Agent X-9 Added

I tried watching chapter 1 of the serial but gradually the sound goes more and more out of sync. Anyone else have this problem?

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Jul 4, 2010 8:11pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Secret Agent X-9 Added

I just check the MEPG4 and didn't have an issue with the sync. The ogg version was terribly out of sync. That's created by the archive and I have no control over that. This is know issue when converting from MPEG4 to ogg. The only thing I can suggest is to try the MPEG4 version and see if that works for you.

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Poster: quigs Date: Jan 13, 2010 12:10pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

love to see Spy Smasher in it's complete form if anyone out has it.

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Poster: gman55 Date: Jan 13, 2010 1:26pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

isn't spy smasher one of the serials the republic renewed in
the early 90's?

i hope it's in PD too,i've seen the last 2 chapters of it
and it's one of republic's best serials.

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Jan 13, 2010 3:27pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Spy Smasher is stil under copyright. Sorry.

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Poster: quigs Date: Nov 14, 2010 2:45pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

sorry to bother you after the work you have done, but the serial K-9; I watched the first five minutes and there is a problem of it being in sync. Again sorry.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Nov 14, 2010 2:51pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Hi quigs! I don't know which serial or episode you're referring to, but I haven't uploaded any serials. If you find any problem with an individual episode, mention it in a review on its page so the uploader can fix it, if possible.

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Poster: quigs Date: Nov 14, 2010 3:44pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

okay, I'll do that. Thanks

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Sep 1, 2009 4:26pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Here's an Update on Captain America:
I got it encoded and noticed some weird stuff happening. The de-interlacing wasn't done properly and some weird blockyness happens during action sequence. I've ordered a hopefully higher quality copy that I'll do the re-encode from.

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Oct 2, 2009 9:56am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

MEncoder has a video filter that analyzes each frame and attempts automatically to correct the field order. I have occasionally found that this helps. (The syntax is "phase=U".)

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Poster: quigs Date: Oct 18, 2009 10:15pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

sorry to be a pest, Billbarstad, but I down loaded all the The Green Archer onto DVD's and when I went to play it was out of synch. I thought it was the player so I played it on Windows Media Player as well as VLC Media Player; same thing. I went online to watch it on line and again ditto. As I said, sorry to be a pest. but could you do your magic thingy and correct the problem? Thank you.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 19, 2009 6:06am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Which files did you download? When I watched the serial, I downloaded the MPEG4 files (see my review), and there was no audio/video sync problem. From what you say, it looks the derivatives may be out of sync. I didn't upload The Green Archer serial, Scott Saunders did. Best to contact him about the problem. See http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=268788
This post was modified by billbarstad on 2009-10-19 13:05:24
This post was modified by billbarstad on 2009-10-19 13:06:47

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Poster: quigs Date: Oct 19, 2009 11:40am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

okay, thank you.

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Poster: quigs Date: Oct 19, 2009 8:34pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Scott, I was asked to inguire of you by Billbarstad about this problem in hopes you made remedy the situation. The Green Archer serial, as far as I know, is fine online(chp. 1-5) but when I downloaded and burned it; alas it was out of snych. I played the DVD of 1-5 on my players (VLC, Quick, and Power DVD) and problem remained. Can you help me? Thank you.

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Oct 19, 2009 8:48pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

First I have question are you converting the from the MEPG4 to MEPG2 to play natively in a DVD player or. Copying then to data DVD.

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Poster: quigs Date: Oct 19, 2009 9:48pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I am using the MPEG4 and then converting to burn.

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Oct 9, 2009 4:16pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I've just uploaded the 1935 serial "The Fighting Marines". This was the very last serial from Mascot before it merged with other studios to become Republic. The Fighting Marines: Chapter 1 - Human Targets The Fighting Marines: Chapter 2 - Isle of Missing Men The Fighting Marines: Chapter 3 - The Savage Hoard The Fighting Marines: Chapter 4 - The Mark of the Tiger Shark The Fighting Marines: Chapter 5 - The Gauntlet of Grief The Fighting Marines: Chapter 6 - Robber's Roost The Fighting Marines: Chapter 7 - Jungle Terrors The Fighting Marines: Chapter 8 - Siege of Halfway Island The Fighting Marines: Chapter 9 - Death from the Sky The Fighting Marines: Chapter 10 - Wheels of Destruction The Fighting Marines: Chapter 11 - Behind the Mask The Fighting Marines: Chapter 12 - Two Against the Horde Hope it's cool that list the chapters here too.
This post was modified by Scott Saunders on 2009-10-04 00:33:52
This post was modified by Scott Saunders on 2009-10-09 23:16:35

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Poster: 6_wheeler Date: Feb 16, 2010 12:10pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: The Internet Archive Upload?

`Back in mid-50's Dad bought a Charli Caplin and a Keystone cops 8mm. Dad Past away and my brother says the films and projector are there but not sure about those films, He has to check.
I don't know if the patent is off or not, also not sire how to send them as well, Give me a shout if interested.
brian-holt@shaw.ca
Such a shame to see them get deteriated to much.

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Poster: phlogiston13 Date: Oct 9, 2009 2:51pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

no ep12,it is also ep1.i am not complaining in any way, i appreciate all the work that you all do to upload here, i just happen to be the first to report this glitch. thanks

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Oct 9, 2009 4:17pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I didn't think you were complaining, and I appreciate you bringing that to my attention. I just fixed the links in the post above and I'm working on fixing the others.

Thanks,
Scott

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Poster: phlogiston13 Date: Oct 9, 2009 4:26pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

thanks. ive just downloaded it. theres nothing worse than an incomplete serial. i love these old serials.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 14, 2009 6:03am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Cool, thanks for another serial!

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Poster: gman55 Date: Jan 13, 2010 6:42pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

GREAT JOB OF LISTING ALL SERIALS ON IA,IT IS A GREAT HELP.

AS TO MISSING SERIALS,THE ONLY OTHER THAT I CAN THINK OF
IS THE VIGILANTES ARE COMING(1937)WHICH IS ON SEVERAL
PD LISTS.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jan 13, 2010 6:47pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Thanks. I love them, but I didn't know what all was here, so I decided to organize them. Found so many...

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Sep 15, 2010 9:11pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Cool!

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Oct 18, 2009 2:47pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Just uploaded Jr. G-Men, so there is now a complete version available. Junior G-Men: Chapter 1 - Enemies Within Junior G-Men: Chapter 2 - The Blast of Doom Junior G-Men: Chapter 3 - Human Dynamite Junior G-Men: Chapter 4 - Blazing Danger Junior G-Men: Chapter 5 - Trapped by Traitors Junior G-Men: Chapter 6 - Traitors' Treachery Junior G-Men: Chapter 7 - Flaming Death Junior G-Men: Chapter 8 - Hurled Through Space Junior G-Men: Chapter 9 - The Plunge of Peril Junior G-Men: Chapter 10 - The Toll of Treason Junior G-Men: Chapter 11 - Descending Doom Junior G-Men: Chapter 12 - The Power of Patriotism Hope you enjoy, Scott
This post was modified by Scott Saunders on 2009-10-18 21:47:23

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 18, 2009 2:50pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Thanks Scott! I'll have to check it out.

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Poster: k-otic Date: Oct 18, 2009 3:47pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

you can find all episodes of The Three Muskateers here
http://www.archive.org/details/TheThreeMuskateers

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 18, 2009 3:58pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Thanks for the heads up!

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Poster: danph36 Date: Jun 8, 2010 3:58pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I hope i am not butting in!How come Adventures of Rex and Rinty serial is,nt in your list?

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jun 8, 2010 4:36pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

'Cause I didn't know about it. Thanks for the heads up!

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Oct 31, 2009 8:15am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

chs 7-12 of the painted Stall are up. Gosh! it took a long time to paint that stall.

next Dead end Boyz, sea raiders, Jr air heads of the air 12 chs.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 31, 2009 9:17am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Glad you got it up OK. More Dead End Kids, huh? Cool!

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Nov 1, 2009 10:36am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

I might do flamming frontiers first, because I have temporarirly installed nero and will have to remove it soon. Some of my stuff is commercial some from VHS to DVR. And DVD Shrink does not like the file from the DVDR. I have to experiement w. others.

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Poster: DVD-R Date: Nov 1, 2009 1:59pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Are any of the serials in Divx or Avi format? I've tried watching the MPEG4 but they don't seem to run on my Windows Media Player, what program can I use to watch them?

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Poster: Jungle Jane Date: Nov 1, 2009 3:33pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Movie Serials At The Internet Archive

Try using vlc player. It will play just about anything.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/